First of all, I’m sorry for not dropping by your blogs for the past week! It’s just that I have a limited time to go online every day and I spent it on blogging. Worry not, I’ll definitely catch up once I’m back ok! Promise! 🙂
*Sorry for grainy pictures – no flash photography!
This post will be about a restaurant that Saucer and I have been to for quite a number of times. Balsamic Restaurant is situated in a mall called Eastland, which is just 3 minutes away on foot. This place serves wood fired pizzas, pastas, steaks and seafood.
Salt and pepper shakers
Glass of white wine (AUS$9)
The pictures here are accumulated over a few visits, so don’t be surprised! *LOL* The most noticeable thing of all would be the portion! Seriously, most of the time we shared our food because the portion was just so big!
Chicken Caesar’s Salad
We had oysters during every visit because they’re just so fresh. When I eat oysters, I usually just slurp it in and quickly swallow for fear of the fishy smell. But these were not fishy at all. I could take my time chewing and enjoying the taste of oysters. Fabulous!
Natural oysters (AUS$23/dozen)
And Saucer’s favourite Seasoned Fries! They were thick-cut fries with real potatoes inside. Sometimes you eat fries and inside there’s nothing! But these were good and delicious and crispy. Yummy!
Seasoned Fries (AUS$9.90)
There were a few types of pizza served and our favourite was the New York Deli, which was actually beef and bacon. Very fragrant and very generous with toppings. And this was actually the portion for one person in Australia. I really wonder how they could finish this! *LOL*
New York Deli pizza
As for mains, we tried a few dishes over our few visits. One of them was the Black Angus Porterhouse steak with mushroom sauce. It was huge! 300gm of it! By the end of the meal, I felt so meaty! *LOL* Over here, I could tell that there was not much marination done to the steak, just pan fry it directly with sauce on top. For my steak, I thought that it was a little on the dry side. And the mushroom sauce that was served was different from the mushroom sauce that I was used to back in Malaysia.
Black Angus Porterhouse steak (AUS$29.50)
Saucer tried the Fish of the Day once, which was only offered on certain days of the week. It was very fresh, with firm and flaky meat. Again, big portion too!
Fish of the Day
And my favourite of all, the Fettucine Marinara. Served with a crayfish, mussels, prawns and calamari rings, the aroma was just very appetizing. In fact, I ordered this because the whole restaurant was so fragrant of seafood smell that night so I couldn’t help it. The seafood was extremely fresh, especially the crayfish and the giant shrimps. Succulent and fresh and delicious. Definitely recommended.
Overall, we had such a nice time dining at this cozy and warm restaurant with nice waiting staff. The host of the restaurant even gave us a complimentary cake to take away after dining there for so many times. 🙂
Eastland Shopping Centre
Level 3, Shop E1, Maroondah Hwy
Ringwood VIC 3134
Phone: (03) 9870 4888
For the rest of my Melbourne adventure, check out my Melbourne Itinerary.